Cyber Security Engineer

Great Malvern
Job Type:
Cloud & Infrastructure
Job reference:
about 1 month ago

Cyber Security Engineer (Cloud)
6 months

Role Purpose
The role exists to

  • Design, develop & apply configuration of security tools/functions to reduce and mitigate vulnerabilities for cloud services & infrastructure
  • Review and investigate security events to identify root cause and required response
  • Reverse engineer & analyse attacks to understand their tools, methods and root causes
  • Apply data analytics to inform and enrich understanding of any of the above

Key Accountabilities

  1. To design and implement security systems and resilient architectures.
  2. Analyse Security Systems and Architectures and provide support and engineering expertise to harden and remediate issues.
  3. Research Attack Techniques and Malware engineering to inform decision making for defence and resilience against attacks.
  4. Pro-active assessment of tools, software and vulnerabilities relevant to our customers and organisation to highlight cyber threat exposure.
  5. Design, implement, configure, and provide advice on secure cloud environments.

Key Capabilities

  • Understand cyber security, its significance, concepts, threats, vulnerabilities and assurance.
  • Understand Cyber Frameworks, Standards and best practices (e.g. ISO27001, NIST, MITRE ATT&CK and LM Cyber Killchain) and how to apply them.
  • Good understanding of Cloud Network infrastructure and technology, internet protocols, quality of service and security tools.
  • Good awareness of digital technology trends and a desire to stay up to date with the latest threats and solutions.
  • Good understanding of operating systems architectures, mechanisms, security features and exploits.
  • Understand antivirus software, firewall maintenance and breach detection.
  • Able to analyse & reverse engineer malware and obfuscation to understand the attack techniques employed
  • Able to do defensive programming to achieve malware resistance
  • Able to employ code analysis, formal methods and industry good practices to code development
  • Understand Secure DevOps principles, tools, approaches, complexity and software engineering.
  • Understand approaches to cyber incident response, management, escalation, investigation & 3rd party involvement.
  • Knowledge of Security Testing techniques and tactics
  • Able to collaborate and work as part of a team
  • Able to organise own work schedule, prioritise & work on own initiative unsupervised
  • Able to engage and communicate effectively with stakeholders including customers

Experience & Qualifications

  • Applying critical thinking to analyse and solve problems as they arise
  • Developing secure solutions that mitigate malware and virus threats
  • Developing secure solutions in (AWS or Azure) cloud environment
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in cyber security technical role within cloud environments.
  • UK Security clearance or willingness to obtain one.


  • Cyber security certification e.g. CISSP, GSEC, CISM or degree level education.
  • Cloud platform qualifications (AWS or Azure).
  • Experience using cyber security frameworks in defence, national security or critical infrastructure sectors.
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